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Victor Feldman: "The teacher said he couldn't teach me anymore. That was when I was seven." - Downbeat June 8, 1961.

Christian McBride: "He [Horace Silver] was the whole package" – (Downbeat September 2014).

Today Monday January 22


Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Silver Threads among the Gold - Maine Street Jazzmen @ Rosie's.

Herbie Hudson (tmb); Jim McBriarty (clt/alt); George Richardson )pno); Alan Rudd (bs); Mike Humble (dms).
Tomorrow night, at the Musicon Durham Jazz Festival, we have the Five Pieces of Silver. This afternoon, as seen in the photo, we have SIX pieces of silver (and counting!
And not a Horace (Silver) in sight!
I suppose the elderly audience provides a comfort zone but really the band don't need it. The music swings along with Olive's Sentimental Journey worth a pint or two of anyone's Euros.
Herbie played Misty (on the mouthie) - maybe it was a request. Sounded good as did Jim's alto solo. It was a good afternoon with plenty of convivial company including Julia who flew in from Farnborough and bemoaned the fact they didn't have any jazz in her locality.

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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